Monday Motivation

Good Morning all my sleepy heads!

This week is going to be very important for me. I have a FIDM alumni networking event on Saturday. So this week I’m going to be polishing up my resume, portfolio and even my website.

I plan on getting some new business cards printed and giving out Modern Meow stickers. It’s going to be so much fun seeing college friends while sippin some bubbly.

So to celebrate new changes and mercury going into retrograde, I wanted to share this quote. Hopefully this sets the tone for the rest of the week.

What separate’s you from everyone else is determination.

Sending everyone some positives vibes to kick ass. Happy Monday!!!

 

  • Erika

 

Monday Motivation

After two weeks off from blogging I managed to get myself centered and refocused.

This weekend I spent some time with my sister and my boyfriend. We got the chance to go to the Huntington Library and have a picnic. Since I had never been there before I completely underestimated how massive the gardens are. We got there around two in the afternoon and left at 4:30. You would think that with two hours we would be able to see the whole park…wrong.

Rose Garden

Lotus Garden

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Japanese Garden

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Chinese Garden

The heat in Pasadena was so bad that it completely slowed us down and made us have to stop for water a couple of times. The gardens we were able to see were the Lotus, Jungle and Japanese Garden. But before they kicked us out we were able to catch a glimpse of the Chinese Garden. It was so breathe taking that we decided that we had to come back and see the rest.

With this new month starting I want to take a new approach to my goals this month. Today I will just share with you a quote that has not only inspired my week but my month.

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I wish you all a happy and stress free Monday.

Lots of Love,

Erika

Monday Motivation

This week is going to be different. I have been under a lot of stress due to something going on in my life. I won’t be posting at all this week. I need to gather my thoughts and focus on this problem. As of now it will just be this week, hopefully this can get settled within a week.

I will keep you updated next Monday on what will happen. Thank you for understanding.

This quote will definitely be my reminder this whole week.

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Motivational Monday

Good Morning my beautiful reader!

Happy memorial day! I hope all you are enjoying your day off, sadly I am working today. But I didn’t let that spoil my day. Today I was so happy to start off the day this morning. I got to sleep in, have breakfast (thanks to my bf), get gas and got to work early! It was a miracle that all these things got done without me rushing. I loved that getting to work was so easy and that there was zero traffic.

So I want to keep the wheel of positivity going with a nice quote to get us through the rest of the week. I am finishing up my last packet of protein shake so I will be posting my reviews on Wednesday. I can’t wait to share with you which one is my favorite and what kind of workouts I’m doing.

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Remember to enjoy every moment and seek out the good in everything.

Erika

Monday Motivation

Can you believe it is Monday already..?

I woke up wanting to stay in bed another hour. So just like you guys I’m going to need some motivation to keep me going this week.

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Something I haven’t mentioned is that I have been cheating on my diet. Since graduating from FIDM I started losing weight. Yes, I know what you are thinking and I’m not happy at all that I’m losing this weight. It has turned into a  health problem now because I can’t keep a stable weight. During the course of six months I have lost about 20 pounds without trying at all.  My doctor became extremely concerned because according to my blood work I am completely healthy. But I somehow am still losing weight. So she urged that I eat whatever I wanted and really make an effort to gain weight.

At first I was happy that I was given the green light to eat carbs and sugar. But little did I know that my doctor’s recommendation would soon affect my BF health. We recently noticed that his sugar levels have risen and sure enough it was because of me. Since I would be eating Cheerios and milk, he was always tempted to try a spoonful. So we decided I can only cheat at work, just to keep that out of the apartment.

My game plan is to do this the healthy way. I don’t want to be eating crap that will eventually cause me problems down the road. So I will be forcing myself to eat more protein and working out. I need to start developing my muscles by engaging them more. I also need to speed up the way I eat. I’m praying that by adding these two things into my life that I will be able to gain my 20 pounds back. If you guys have any recommendations I am all ears.

Love,

Erika

 

Monday Motivation

Good Morning all you lovely people!

Hope you didn’t work too hard this weekend. Yesterday I got a head start on my grocery shopping! So I’m pretty proud that the task I always put off was accomplished yesterday.

Last week was pretty scary and stressful. I never knew that being a support system was extremely hard. Keeping a brave face can be so difficult at times. There are even moments when I just want to cry. The person who has diabetes is my boyfriend and this whole time I wanted to keep it to myself. I mostly did it because its really not my news to share.

But last Tuesday his friend came over and tested him with his machine. His number was at 182 and his friend was telling us that we should go to the ER. We were waiting on his insurance to finally kick in so we could FINALLY see the doctor. It turns out that there was more BS involved than we thought. So I decided to go with him last Wednesday to the Urgent Care to hear what the doctor had to say. They didn’t tell him anything important! They gave him his medicine told him how to use it and sent us off (after waiting 4 hrs).

They didn’t run any tests even though his blood sugar clocked in at around 240. The doctor even advised my boyfriend to get off his ketogenic diet that was working wonders on him. But to top it all off his dietitian never called him back since Wednesday. So as I’m trying to control his carb and sugar intake with these diabetic websites. But it seems like nothing is lowering his blood sugar not even his medicine. I’m beyond worried and angry because it seems like no one is helping us.

It’s these moments I have to stop and say to myself this is a test. I have to remain strong and fight through this. I can’t let this win and take over. So today more than ever I need this motivation Monday to remind me to keep going. If there is anything I want you to take from this it is to get yourself checked. If my boyfriend would have gotten checked a year ago we probably wouldn’t be here. Please don’t put your loved ones through this especially if you can prevent it from getting out of control.

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I love you all and truly care for your well-being.

Erika